Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Revlon CustomEyes Eyeshadow Palette in Rich Temptaions: Review + Swatches!

Revlon has been one of my favorite beauty brands for quite some time now, but I didn't get around to trying their CustomEyes eyeshadow palettes until recently.  These palettes feature five different colors in long rectangular packaging.  The palette in this post is Rich Temptations, which has a subdued color scheme of neutrals, pinks, and a green.

I have mixed feelings about this packaging.  I love the design in the powder, especially that it varies between the colors to divide them.  However, I'm not really a fan of the casing.  It is long and skinny, which is fine, but I would expect it to hinge on the long side, not the short end.  Therefore, when I open this, it becomes an even longer skinny rectangle.  I feel like it would be a lot easier to break the lid off with this design.

I think the color scheme of this palette is nice.  It offers some neutral colors as well as some brighter shades for those who like to switch things up or mix the two.  The berry color would be beautiful for fall!

These shadows are nicely pigmented and applied decently to my skin.  They blended well and the finish was really nice.  However... (see next image)

... these eyeshadows were extremely crumbly in the pan.  As you can see in the below photo, there are crumbles and loose powder everywhere after lightly swatching with my finger.  The shadows aren't as crumbly upon application, but I still feel like this is a little excessive and definitely messy.  You can expect your brush to stir up some loose powder with these.

The Revlon CustomEyes eyeshadow palettes can be purchased wherever Revlon is sold, and retail for roughly $7 (however, this can vary greatly depending where you purchase/if there is a sale).

All in all, I won't be purchasing another one of these palettes.  The overall quality to me is just "okay".  I'm not crazy about the packaging or the formulation, so I will be looking elsewhere for new drugstore eyeshadows.  If you are interested in Revlon shadows, I highly recommend their newer Colorstay quads that were released last winter!  Much better overall, in my opinion.

Are there any drugstore eyeshadow formulations you have been unsatisfied with?
xx, Allison

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